The Commonwealth of New Bayswater

Jessee Lee Johns

Rohin Kickett

Jacob Diamond

Date and Time

  • 5-21 Nov
  • Downtown
  • 5 - 21 Nov
  • Thurs – Fri, 5 – 10pm
  • Sat – Sun, 2 – 10pm
  • Public Works
  • 5 - 21 Nov
  • Thurs – Fri, 5 – 10pm
  • Sat – Sun, 2 – 10pm
  • The Museum of Inverted History
  • 5 - 21 Nov
  • Thurs - Sun
  • 10am - 6pm

Entry

  • Free

Accessibility

Date and Time

  • 5-21 Nov
  • Downtown
  • 5 - 21 Nov
  • Thurs – Fri, 5 – 10pm
  • Sat – Sun, 2 – 10pm
  • Public Works
  • 5 - 21 Nov
  • Thurs – Fri, 5 – 10pm
  • Sat – Sun, 2 – 10pm
  • The Museum of Inverted History
  • 5 - 21 Nov
  • Thurs - Sun
  • 10am - 6pm

Entry

  • Free

Accessibility

The Commonwealth of New Bayswater will be establishing and opening its borders for the duration of the Fremantle Biennale.

The small and ephemeral nation, a collection of territories including a cultural capital in the east (The Museum of Inverted History) to the industrial heartland in the west (the state-run Public Works), and its commercial centre (in the centre), will be offering single entry tourist visas to travelers from all over the world. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to experience all this quasi-functional state has to offer, from live performances by international acts, culture, public toilets, views of bridges and carparks, free potable water and more. Grab your passport, lower your expectations and embark on a 100% genuine overseas journey. Discover one of the world’s most accessible tourist destinations!

For more information, check out visit.newbayswater.com

About the artists

Jessee Lee Johns

Jessee Lee Johns’ practice is rooted in a DIY philosophy of lowered standards and tactical ignorance that has generated a list of impressive-sounding achievements. Jessee has exhibited extensively outside the gallery system both nationally and internationally. He is the Co-founder and Director of the Contemporary Institute Of Modern Art (CIOMA), an international and pan-temporal art institution with sites in 2015, 2016, Cambodia, 2018 and 2020.

Rohin Kickett

Rohin Kickett is a Nyoongar artist from the Balardong region. His practice revolves around paint and photography with a particular focus on mark making. The inspiration behind his work stems from experiencing first hand the impact of colonisation on his family and community and from his connection to Country. Rohin is driven to shed light on the issues that Aboriginal people are facing today with a willingness to foster stronger relationships with the broader Australian public.

Jacob Diamond

Jacob Diamond is a song maker from Western Australia based in Naarm (Melbourne). After years of avant-pop songwriting, playing Perth’s nooks and crannies and assembling releases, all to various local and national acclaim. Jacob developed an anaphylaxis-level allergy to self and spent the last few remaining pre-pandemic years playing guitar for others and performing in plays. After tours and detours with Methyl Ethel, Stella Donnelly and New Nausea, Jacob returned to the songwriting landscape in 2021 with the tender, ghostly new single Bay of Fleas and is in the throes of recording his second LP. The long-time cross-discipline collaboration between Jacob and Jewel of the West, Jessee Lee Johns, continues at the 2021 Biennale.

Downtown

21 Beach St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Public Works

The Naval Store, Canning Highway, Fremantle WA, Australia

The Museum of Inverted History

Jetty 1367, corner of Blackwall Reach Parade and Kent Street, Bicton

More information coming soon

Please see our plan your visit page. More information coming soon.

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Principal Partners


Presenting Partners


Photos: Duncan Wright, Jessee Lee Johns, Deanna Shanahan

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